Start your Business Certification Day
Tuesday, 9 October 2018 was Certification day following the International Labour Organisation’s “Start your Business” course, sponsored by the ZCCI’s Belgian partner, Trias. Three of the participants pitched their business plans to Nedbank Richards Bay’s branch Manager, Nolan Sundaram (second from left) and Standard Bank’s Manager of Small Enterprise for the Richards Bay region, Mags Govender (centre). On the left is Yolanda Jouert, co-owner of Nomda International, second from right is Pamela Kubheka, owner of Mbhovana Creations and far right is Neena Bezuidenhout, owner of Eunoia Beauty, Hair and Image Expert.
Chamber is hiring
Are you the next Marketing and Events Coordinator for ZCCI? Please refer to the attached job advert.
If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact Gugu Nkosi at (email@example.com or 035 797 1800).
Marketing and Events Coordinator
The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a vacancy for a
Marketing and Events Coordinator in our Richards Bay office.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for:
- Grow chamber membership
- Develop and manage the annual training and events calendar
- Develop a communication strategy for the chamber
- Managing of social media platforms and chamber website
- Events management
- Improve revenue streams including training and advertising revenue model
- Securing guest speakers for special projects
- Increase sponsorship during hosting of special projects
- Produce the annual chamber magazine.
- Attend divisional and Annual General Meetings
Marketing qualification is essential and two (2) years events management experience.
We offer a basic salary, provident fund and vibrant working environment.
Please forward CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: 19 October 2018
The ZCCI reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of this position. An application in itself will not entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment.
Mhlathuze Water Weir back in operation
Mhlathuze Water would like to inform all stakeholders that its Weir which was recently temporarily halted following an underground water seepage incident is back in operation. As a temporary measure and to ensure an uninterrupted supply to its customers, Mhlathuze Water had activated the Nsezi Lake to pump water while repairs to the Weir were underway.
The Chief Executive of Mhlathuze Water, Mr Mthokozisi Duze, thanked all stakeholders and customers for their patience and understanding while repairs to the Weir were in progress. “We are extremely grateful to you, our valued stakeholders, for your enduring patience as we embarked on the emergency repair work.
A major refurbishment project to the Weir is underway which, once complete, will no doubt improve our operational efficiencies and also minimise the risk of a similar mishap occurring in future,” said Duze.
Issued by: Office of the Chief Executive, Mhlathuze Water
NOTICE ON EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO FIX WATER SEEPAGE AT MHLATHUZE WEIR
13 September 2018
Mhlathuze Water is working around the clock to repair a water seepage that was detected at its Mhlathuze Weir last evening.
Following the discovery of the seepage by contractors working on the refurbishment of the Weir currently underway, it was reported to Mhlathuze Water and prompt action was taken to ensure that no harm befell the personnel on site, the environment and that the supply of water was not interrupted.
This included temporarily opening the sluice gates to release water pressure from upstream which could otherwise result in physical damage to the Weir structure. Mhlathuze Water reassures its customers and the public that measures are in place to ensure that there are no interruptions to the water supply while its engineers work on identifying and repairing the source of the seepage.
In the intervening period, Lake Nsezi is being used to supply water.
While the incident does not pose any significant environmental threat, Mhlathuze Water has taken all the necessary precautions to monitor the situation, including working closely with the national Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Water and Sanitation.
It is anticipated that repair work could take up to a week to complete.
Issued by: Office of the Chief Executive, Mhlathuze Water
Enquiries: Corporate Communications Manager, Siyabonga Maphumulo on 035 902 1026 / 082 303 4243 email@example.com.
ZCCI Annual SMME Seminar on 10 September
All Entrepreneurs and SMMEs are invitated to attend the 2018 ZCCI Annual SMME Seminar on 10 September 2018 at 08h30.
The theme of the ZCCI Annual SMME seminar is “Building small business to business empires.”
Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Cassel Mathale will deliver the official opening address at 09h00. He will provide insights about small business development in South Africa.
Nomfundo Mcoyi, Founder and Group CEO of Icebolethu Group started a funeral parlour business with only five employees in 2009. She has expanded her business into 65 branches in South Africa and Zimbabwe and presence in London to target South Africans living in Europe.
Her business employs 500 people since she has turned it into a one-stop funeral services shop, offering tombstone services, event catering, floral bouquets and funeral policies.
She is the first female chairperson of SA Funeral Practitioners’ Association in KwaZulu-Natal. Her recent major awards include:
- 2017 – Business Partner Entrepreneur of the Year award
- 2018 – Lioness of Africa category award at African Women held in London (United Kingdom)
Eric Tocknell is Founder of Wimpy Restaurants Group that also includes Golden Egg, Whistle Shop, Juicy Lucy and Milky Lane. He will share parts of his journey to success.
The ZCCI Annual SMME Seminar provides (1) capacity building workshops, (2) information sharing sessions, (3) access to markets, (4) access to finance and (5) provides an excellent platform for networking for emerging and established entrepreneurs. The ZCCI SMME seminar was established in 2011. We are expecting more than 400 participants and entrance is free.
Other details are:
Date: Monday, 10 September 2018
Venue: ZCBF Community Park – Kingfisher Hall
Physical address: ZCBF Community Park, Guldengracht Street, Alton, Richards Bay, 3901
Please confirm your attendance to Noluthando Ngubane on firstname.lastname@example.org or 035 797 1875.
SA Express Flights to Richards Bay to resume
SA Express to resume flights on 23 August 2018
SA Express have informed us they will resume operations from 23 August 2018. The service will be phased back until full operations resume. The ZCCI will keep you updated of new developments.
Read their official statement here:
ZCCI President Judith Nzimande elected Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council.
Judith Nzimande, the current ZCCI President was elected as the first female boss for KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council yesterday. MEC of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala congratulated the new chairperson on her new appointment.